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As part of our goal of raising child abuse awareness, we’ve compiled a list of resources geared towards abuse prevention. If you are looking for additional resources, the following list of websites is a good place to start.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for “Children & Families; The Department of Health and Human Services is the principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans. http://www.hhs.gov/

HELPGUIDE.ORG Helpguide’s mission is to provide families with mental health information they can trust. Their expert, ad-free resources empower people with the knowledge and encouragement needed to take charge of their lives and make healthy choices. It is their belief that with support and self-help options, people can understand, prevent, and resolve many of life’s challenges. It is well written and easy to read. http://www.helpguide.org/about.htm

Life Tools for Women: The goal of this website is to provide busy women with practical resources that will help them find purpose, build better relationships, and achieve success in every area of life. Women seem to intuitively understand the rewards of networking with one another to share problems, seek solutions and provide mutual encouragement.http://www.lifetoolsforwomen.com/main-personal.htm

LAWS.com, Children Laws, What You Should Know About Child Abuse, http://children-laws.laws.com/child-abuse

RAINN: The nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization. One of “America’s 100 Best Charities” –Worth Magazine, http://www.rainn.org/statistics

Darkness to Light In 2000, Darkness to Light was created as a nonprofit with the mission of reducing the incidence of child sexual abuse through public awareness and education. With tremendous community support, over $100,000 was raised and an award-winning media campaign was developed and launched in June of 2001.http://www.d2l.org/site/c.4dICIJOkGcISE/b.6241181/k.DEE3/

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network was established to improve access to care, treatment, and services for traumatized children and adolescents exposed to traumatic events. This section of NCTSN.org provides information about the Network itself. http://www.nctsn.org/

The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry a non-profit organization, was established in 1953, to actively research, evaluate, diagnose, and treat psychiatric disorders and give direction to and respond quickly to new developments in addressing the health care needs of children and their families.   http://aacap.org/page.ww?name=Child+Sexual+Abuse&section=Facts+for+Families

The National Center for Victims of Crime is a nonprofit organization that advocates for victims’ rights, trains professionals who work with victims, and serves as a trusted source of information on victims’ issues. After more than 25 years, they remain the most comprehensive national resource committed to advancing victims’ rights and helping victims of crime rebuild their lives.

http://www.ncvc.org/ncvc/main.aspx?dbName=DocumentViewer&DocumentID=32315#2

The American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress® mission is to increase awareness of the effects of traumatic events and, ultimately, to improve the quality of intervention with survivors. It is a multidisciplinary network of professionals who are committed to the advancement of intervention for survivors of trauma. http://www.aaets.org/article31.htm

MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health’s Webite produced by the National Library of Medicine. It brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, and for free. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/childsexualabuse.html

Drug Watch is a website that raises awareness and aims to educate the public about prescription and over the counter drugs, medical devices and numerous health issues affecting the elderly, including abuse. drugwatch.com/nursing-home-abuse/

Pandora’s Project’s mission is to provide information, facilitate peer support and offer assistance to male and female survivors of sexual violence and their friends and family. http://www.pandys.org/whatissexualabuse.html

The National Committee for the Prevention of ElderAbuse , NCPEA, is a non-profit organization dedicated to the prevention of abuse and neglect of older persons and adults with disabilities.   http://www.preventelderabuse.org/elderabuse/s_abuse.html

Treatment of PTSD; Child Abuse Recovery; Coping with Sexual Abuse or PTSD Free medical advice on mental health, psychology, personality disorders, relationships, stress, anxiety, depression, emotional abuse, substance abuse, sexual abuse, types of mental illness, etc. http://web4health.com/

The Recovery Village:  An advanced approach to patient care.  Dedicated to providing comprehensive information about the treatment process, frequently asked questions and the path to full recovery. This guide is the result of extensive work between clinicians, addiction professionals and the Recovery Village web team.http://www.therecoveryvillage.com/drug-treatment-guide/

Recovering from Sexual Assault RAINN: The nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization. One of “America’s 100 Best Charities” -Worth magazine http://www.rainn.org/get-information/sexual-assault-recovery

TeenHelp.com, Sexual abuse statistics on teen sexual abuse and much more . http://www.teenhelp.com/teen-abuse/sexual-abuse-stats.html

Stop It Now! Together we can prevent the sexual abuse of our children. Child Sexual Abuse Fact Sheet http://www.stopitnow.org/child sexual abuse fact sheet

Dating Abuse Statistics, Young adult dating violence is a big problem, affecting youth in every community across the nation. Learn the facts:   http://www.loveisrespect.org/is-this-abuse/dating-violence-statistics

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC), is a private, (501)(c)(3) nonprofit organization which was created in 1984,to serve as the nation’s resource on the issues of missing and sexually exploited children. http://www.missingkids.com/missingkids/servlet/PageServlet?LanguageCountry=en_US&PageId=1504

Medicare Cost Overview
http://www.medicare.gov/your-medicare-costs/index.html

Medicare Fraud: Avoiding Abuse and Medicare Billing Fraud
http://www.planprescriber.com/medicare-insurance-news/medicare-fraud/

National Center on Elder Abuse
http://www.ncea.aoa.gov/

Preventing Home Improvement Fraud for Seniors
http://www.homeadvisor.com/article.show.Preventing-Home-Improvement-Fraud.17322.html#seniors

Nutrition Resource Bank for Seniors
http://www.nutrition.gov/life-stages/seniors

Seniors and Safe Driving
https://www.kanetix.ca/safest-drivers-in-canada

Caregiving Support & Help
http://www.helpguide.org/elder/caring_for_caregivers.html

A Senior Citizen’s Guide to Aging at Home Safely and with Dignity
http://www.mortgagecalculator.org/helpful-advice/aging-with-dignity.php

Health Issues in an Aging Population
http://www.cdc.gov/chronicdisease/resources/publications/AAG/aging.html

Guide to Addiction Prevention for Seniors
http://www.newbeginningsdrugrehab.org/guide-to-addiction-prevention-for-seniors/

Geriatric Mental Health Foundation
http://www.gmhfonline.org/gmhf/

Find Local Mental Health Service Providers
http://www.zocdoc.com/therapist-counselors

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